Fall Immigration Skills Conference -Nov. 5

For more information including agenda, speakers and registration click HERE

Idaho State Bar Attorney Well Being Survey- Closes Oct. 31

The Idaho State Bar Attorney Well-Being Task Force is conducting an anonymous survey of all ISB members to determine how the Task Force can best serve the needs of our members.

Give Us Your Input!

Take the Survey HERE now

The survey closes October 31st.

Free CLE For Your Participation
To show our appreciation for taking this survey, you will receive a coupon code at the end of the survey that you can use to watch the FREE on-demand CLE titled “Lawyer Well-Being: What’s It Got to Do with Me?”
Please remember to write down the coupon code and use it when you register for the course!

Your Input is Critical
“Attorney well-being has been an area of well-deserved focus across the country over the last several years. Many state bars have established committees to develop well-being programs or resources and Idaho’s Task Force looks forward to using the results of the survey to inform its work.
Your response to our survey is critically important and valuable. Attorney well-being is a topic we can all benefit from and the survey is a simple way to help your fellow bar members. The Task Force appreciates your attention and time to respond.”
~ Donald F. Carey, Idaho State Bar President

Attorney Well-Being is More Important Now Than Ever
“This survey’s timing is serendipitous because attorney well-being is an especially important issue, and, now so, more than ever. Please take a few minutes (along with a couple of deep breaths), and share your answers to help shape the direction, programs, and resources being developed to address an often-overlooked aspect of practice. With your insight, improvements can happen. Thank you!.”
~ Hon. Andrea L. Courtney, Third District Judge
For more information on Well-Being and efforts being made nationwide visit theNational Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.

Election Law Symposium – Oct. 27


Although free and fair elections might now be considered a hallmark of our representative democracy, ensuring that all citizens can participate equally in our elections is an ongoing effort. It was not until 1870 that the 15th Amendment prohibited disenfranchisement on the basis of race. And it took 50 more years before the 19th Amendment prohibited the same on the basis of sex. In the 1960s, the Supreme Court established the one-person-one-vote principle, and Congress enacted the Voting Rights Act. On the eve of the 2020 election, we examine American democracy and ask: Where are we now, nd where might we be 4 years, 20 years, 50 years, 100 years, or even 150 years from now?

Learn more through the following FREE discussions. Idaho CLE credit pending.

American Democracy in 2020 –  1.0 CLE credit (pending)

October 20, 2020 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

Emerging Technologies and Electoral Innovation –  1.0 CLE credit (pending)

October 20, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT

Native American Voting Rights –  1.0 CLE credit (pending)

October 27, 2020 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT / 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

New Visions of American Democracy –  1.0 CLE credit (pending)

October 27, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT

Zoom Retirement Party for Dave Metcalf- Oct. 2

After 39 years of service to the District of Idaho, Dave Metcalf is retiring. It is impossible to properly express our gratitude or fully thank Dave for his service. And, the present circumstances make an impossible task all the more difficult. But, we are not letting Dave get out of here without some celebration. So, in lieu of an formal retirement party, we invite you to join Dave, his family, friends, and fellow court staff in a send-off via Zoom. The Zoom conference will run from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Friday, October 2.

Due to security concerns the Court is requiring all attendees to RSVP prior to joining the zoom conference.

Please RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/qHcbjhfLButcULJb9

To Connect to the Zoom conference please follow this link: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1613581264

iCourt Filing Routine Maintenance

ATTENTION iCourt Filers – On Tuesday, October 6th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. MST both File & Serve and Guide & File will undergo routine maintenance. This may result in an interruption of service between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Please plan ahead so that your time sensitive filings are completed before this interruption.

FBA CLE- Compassionate Release and the First Step Act -Oct. 29

Notice of Judicial Recruitment Workshop -Sept. 25

A Judicial Recruitment Workshop will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. MDT via Zoom.  This workshop will provide information to attorneys about what it is like to be on the bench, the selection process, the opportunities available, and benefits of judicial service. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to IDCourts@idcourts.net and you will be e-mailed a link to the workshop.

Resolution Submission Deadline -Sept. 25

Unlike many state bars, the Idaho State Bar cannot take positions on legislative matters, rules of court, or substantive rules governing the Bar itself at its Annual Meeting or by act of its Bar Commissioners without first submitting such matters to the membership through the Resolution Process.

The Resolution Process is set forth in Idaho Bar Commission Rule 906. Resolutions may be submitted by a District Bar Association, the Board of Commissioners, a Bar committee, or an individual member of the Bar. Resolutions submitted by a District Bar Association, the Board of Commissioners, or the Idaho Supreme Court are automatically included in the resolution process.

More Information Here

Greening the Desert: Strategies to Recruit, Train, and Retain Criminal Law Practitioners for STAR Communities -Sept. 16

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